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Analysis: Palin Was Fed Up (CBS now acting like innocent bystanders)
cbs ^ | 7/3/2009 | Shushannah Walshe, Scott Conroy

Posted on 07/03/2009 5:57:18 PM PDT by tobyhill

With the stunning news of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s sudden resignation, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that there is "something else out there" that has forced her to make this decision. There might well be, but ever since her return to Alaska after her electoral defeat in November, it has been very clear that she has loathed the new dynamic that has greeted her there.

The recent Mark Sanford saga and other political scandals have trained us to assume the worst, but as a former campaign aide who remains close to Palin cautions, "It’s a sad commentary when people jump to negative conclusions."

During her first year-and-a-half as governor, Palin seemingly could do no wrong as she frequently reached across the aisle to Democrats, racked up a string of high-profile legislative successes, and caught the eye of John McCain when she challenged the Republican presidential nominee’s views on drilling in ANWR during their first face to face meeting in February of 2008.

But her beloved Alaska has been anything but accommodating since the McCain/Palin campaign’s electoral defeat in November. She has been under a constant barrage of attacks there from critics, who have been joined by many of the same people who had once been her political allies.

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1 posted on 07/03/2009 5:57:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The Cuda is loose.

Liberals beware Poke at your risk, the Cuda Has very Sharp Teeth.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 6:01:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tobyhill
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I think Sarah has just turned, like a fed-up mama Bear, on her detractors. She has put things in order, she has left them in the hands of capable people, and she has now turned to face her enemies directly.

...and I think they are going to be sorry. We have smelled the fear in them for a long time. Good on her!

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

SARAH PALIN TURNS TO CONFRONT HER DETRACTORS DIRECTLY





MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

3 posted on 07/03/2009 6:01:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: tobyhill

“Americans” can be proud. They have forced an honorable, decent woman from American politics. How dare she talk that way about the good old boys club in D.C.? Fart proudly America!!!


4 posted on 07/03/2009 6:01:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: tobyhill

I hope the MSM keeps trashing Palin - it is becoming more and more ridiculous, it’s purpose more and more obvious to all Americans - and she will use it against them, and for her political benefit.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 6:02:06 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: tobyhill

go get them Barracuda!


6 posted on 07/03/2009 6:03:31 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: tobyhill
Even after a series of public relations disasters, no one in her inner circle has shown a willingness to prevent Palin from engaging with her critics large and small.

What public relations disasters would those be? And I suppose that she was supposed to sit in her gilded cage in Juneau and keep her mouth shut while the MSM and Letterman tore her family's reputation apart?

7 posted on 07/03/2009 6:05:04 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Jeff Head

You got it, Jeff!


8 posted on 07/03/2009 6:05:42 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: tobyhill

The upside of this gloomy day, the media will start taking pot shots at Slick willard.


9 posted on 07/03/2009 6:06:08 PM PDT by yongin
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To: PGR88

No doubt you’ll get your wish....but it won’t matter anymore. But, most Americans still won’t get it.


10 posted on 07/03/2009 6:07:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SandRat

LOL. I would be very careful.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 6:09:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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12 posted on 07/03/2009 6:09:36 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it goin' brother...(o)
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To: Jeff Head

‘...her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct...’

yes.....and it flowed naturally ...from her heart...not from a teleprompter.
God bless this good woman. She’s a patriot. I hope to have an opportunity to vote for her again.


13 posted on 07/03/2009 6:09:51 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: Jeff Head

Love the poster


14 posted on 07/03/2009 6:10:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: tobyhill
TELL CBS WHAT YOU THINK!! THEY REALLY WANT TO KNOW!

At the very bottom of the Late Show with moron/degenerate Letterman website, there is a "Feedback" link for commenting on any given program.

The screen that you'll see will look like this below. You apparently don't need to be a registered member of the site to send comments:

http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/top_ten/index/php/20090608.phtml#

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From NewsBusters.org, June 9, 2009...

Seven months after Election Day, and the attacks on Sarah Palin keep coming.

On Monday, CBS's David Letterman on the "Late Show" shamelessly went after the Alaska governor and her family during his opening monologue, as well as in his "Top Ten" list.

Top Ten Highlights Of Sarah Palin's Trip To New York

10. Visited New York landmarks she normally only sees from Alaska

9. Laughed at all the crazy-looking foreigners entering the U.N.

8. Made moose jerky on Rachael Ray

7. Keyed Tina Fey's car

6. After a wink and a nod, ended up with a kilo of crack

5. Made coat out of New York City rat pelts

4. Sat in for Kelly Ripa. Regis couldn't tell the difference.

3. Finally met one of those Jewish people Mel Gibson's always talking about

2. Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her "slutty flight attendant" look

1. Especially enjoyed not appearing on Letterman

"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked-up by Alex Rodriguez."

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/06/09/letterman-attacks-sarah-palins-slutty-flight-attendant-look

15 posted on 07/03/2009 6:10:13 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: yongin

Bet they won’t.

Not now...


16 posted on 07/03/2009 6:10:18 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: Jeff Head

Ditto Mr. Head!


17 posted on 07/03/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: tobyhill; All

RE: TELL CBS WHAT YOU THINK!! THEY REALLY WANT TO KNOW!

That message was meant for everyone.


18 posted on 07/03/2009 6:11:17 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill
Why isn't CBS talking about Honduras?
Iran?
The Investigator General who Obama fired?

I'm fine with Mrs. Palin's resignation. Politically it'll probably be harmful - but it was the honorable thing to do if she is truly running for President. There was a certain Senator from Illinois who only 'served' a couple of months before starting his Presidential campaign. That was a shameful example of a 'public servant'.
Also, I presume its easier to criticize a sitting Administration as a 'free-agent', than as a public official... And who knows, at the rate things are going the public might not want to wait until 2012 for the next change in Presidents... it might not be a bad idea to start campaigning 'early'...

19 posted on 07/03/2009 6:11:19 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: All
PHOTOS FROM TUESDAY'S "FIRE DAVID LETTERMAN" RALLY IN NEW YORK, June 17, 2009

(WARNING: looong download time for dial-ups)

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:15:30 AM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2273569/posts

20 posted on 07/03/2009 6:12:00 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

Here’s the perfect example of what she’s been up against.
CBS just did their spew on her resignation, describing it as rambling and confused. They said she had gotten Alaska in debt defending ethics charges, but didn’t even mention she had been cleared of all of them.

These snakes are beyond deplorable. I hope Sarah is leaving because she has an idea how to take out this so called ‘media’.


21 posted on 07/03/2009 6:12:14 PM PDT by AuntB ("JESUS WEPT" An American Story http://jesusweptanamericanstory.blogspot.com/)
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To: tobyhill

Sarah will weather and rise above all of this trash... and she will win.


22 posted on 07/03/2009 6:13:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: Jeff Head

Don’t cross the girl,never take her for granted.


23 posted on 07/03/2009 6:14:08 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (If I had any further to go,I'd be there.)
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To: PGR88
I hope the MSM keeps trashing Palin - it is becoming more and more ridiculous, it’s purpose more and more obvious to all Americans - and she will use it against them, and for her political benefit.

As a private citizen, wouldn't she be able to then file lawsuits if they do keep trashing her?

25 posted on 07/03/2009 6:16:17 PM PDT by Need4Truth (Washington DC is a foreign entity.)
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To: tobyhill
From the article: "There might well be, but ever since her return to Alaska after her electoral defeat in November..."

After seeing this, I decided it wasn't worth the time to read further since it was apparent the writer started out on the left foot and would probably continue to hop along on it for the entire article. Apparently CBS thinks she was the only one on the ticket. Which is ironic since a lot of us conservatives tried to ignore the other half of the ticket all together.
26 posted on 07/03/2009 6:20:23 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: Jeff Head

I believe you are right on Jeff. You betcha! I’m looking forward to this. Sarah does not do things without careful planning and forethought.


27 posted on 07/03/2009 6:21:54 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: tobyhill

Here’s the way I see it...

Sarah is ambitious and she is smart.

She got a taste for higher politics and she is hooked.

Alaska is part of the U.S. but, it is still a place too far to be in the everyday political spotlight needed to be recognized as a big threat to take the lead in high republican politics.

She saw other people with the same ambitions as she has getting the spotlight shone on them. Gingrich, Romney and Huckabee are in the spotlight and, although it is still 3 years away, they are in campaign mode already for the 2012 election. Sarah realized that she needed to be in that group if she wanted to be competitive. She doesn’t want those others to build up a big lead in popularity and credibility to the point where, if she decided to run later, it might turn out to be too little too late. Therefore, she had no choice but to start making her moves now.

The first step in that direction was to quit the Alaska governorship and start concentrating on what it’s going to take to make her candidacy more credible. She also needed to start setting up the needed financing groups in order to be viable. As an example, Obama started running for president after just one year as a U.S. senator. Sarah sees the same opportunity and she is getting ready.


28 posted on 07/03/2009 6:22:08 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: freekitty; Jeff Head

I like the idea of the poster but they should have gotten a younger bear. That one is old and toothless. About all he has left is worn down canines.


29 posted on 07/03/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: tobyhill
This is obviously a way to get out of the useless barrage of complaints she has had as Governor, she will be free to say and do as she pleases now; and that's to hit as hard as she wants against the idiot elites of the left.
30 posted on 07/03/2009 6:22:49 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Jeff Head

Excellent post! And dead on accurate IMO.


31 posted on 07/03/2009 6:23:59 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Pontiac

It’s actually three seperate pics...find me a better one of a Kodiak turning and I will use it. Will also look for one myself.


32 posted on 07/03/2009 6:24:06 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PGR88
I hope the MSM keeps trashing Palin The more they attack or trash Palin, the more the MSM and the democrats prove their fear of Palin. Their fear is proof positive that Palin is a very big threat to their agenda and their politics and their candidates.
33 posted on 07/03/2009 6:25:07 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: Jeff Head

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=kodiak+bear&sz=all


34 posted on 07/03/2009 6:32:26 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

I am not a great fan of Sarah Palin, although I admire her spunk and support her message. She is a work in progress as far as Commander-in-Chief is concerned.

But her detractors, the MSM, are the scum of the Earth. They have proven themselves to be disgusting little misfits worthy only of our disgust and derision. A pox on them all and I wish them nothing but ill. Sarah would be wise to lend her talents to fund raising for conservative candidates and building a support base for a future attack against these vermin. She will do well.


35 posted on 07/03/2009 6:35:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: tobyhill

OK, we can thank Dave Letterman in part for this incredible turn of events. I believe Sarah has finally had enough from the bitter humorless vicious libtards and Dave was the last straw. Ya go after the Mama Bear’s cubs and she’s gonna fight back. She will soon be free of the yoke of the governorship and be unleashed! Free to speak her mind more openly than ever. And I will relish every second of her rise to the Presidency, something I have hoped for and even prayed for since last fall. Worldly action will be required by those of us who support her, money, lots of money to get her out of debt from the frivolous and false charges she has had to defend, and then campaign donations directly to her, not to the RNC ever ever again. She will win, she is on a mission from GOD. She ain’t Jake and Elwood Blues in a movie, she’s the real deal and she is on a real mission from God. She will win. The libtard’s heads will then explode! Sarah will surely have a very special Independence Day. She has declared her independence to say and do as she wants, without the bonds of the governorship holding her back. Go Sarah Go!!! Happy Independence Day America, Help is on the way!


36 posted on 07/03/2009 6:36:28 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: celmak

‘....she will be free to say and do as she pleases now; and that’s to hit as hard as she wants against the idiot elites of the left. ....’

Fox just played Sarah’s entire speech and after listening to her, I, too, think she is now free to do and say what she pleases. I also believe she will speak out against the ‘left’....AS WELL AS any RINO’s. I believe Sarah will now speak out and STAND UP FOR WHAT’S BEST FOR AMERICA AND FOR OUR FREEDOMS. God bless her. She’s terrific. Go Sarah!


37 posted on 07/03/2009 6:39:34 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: All

At this point her reasons for resigning are pretty much speculation and “her political career is over” wishful thinking on the part of the usual suspects.

I’ve stated before on this and other forums that after the drubbing she took once McCain announced her as his running mate, I half expected her to walk up to that podium during the RNC and tell us all she didn’t need this (insert preferred swear word here)! She didn’t, and gave what I considered one of the best political speeches I’d ever heard.

She is one tough woman. Guess we’ll know soon enough what the real deal is, but I sure don’t see her as someone who is a quitter.


38 posted on 07/03/2009 6:42:22 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: centurion316
I think she's done with politics and the GOP, even though she said she will support them.
I'm a Palin supporter and after watching the slander and libel from the MSM, Libs and RINOs I don't blame her for leaving.
39 posted on 07/03/2009 6:44:45 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
The recent Mark Sanford saga and other political scandals have trained us to assume the worst, but as a former campaign aide who remains close to Palin cautions, "It’s a sad commentary when people jump to negative conclusions."

Sarah said it herself in her statement, quoting something she saw in her parents' kitchen, "Don't explain, your friends don't expect it, and your enemies won't believe it anyway."

40 posted on 07/03/2009 6:46:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Jeff Head
I think Sarah has just turned, like a fed-up mama Bear, on her detractors. She has put things in order, she has left them in the hands of capable people, and she has now turned to face her enemies directly.

Most excellent! As I said on another thread, Hell hath no fury like a pi$$ed off Mama!

41 posted on 07/03/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: centurion316
Sarah would be wise to lend her talents to fund raising for conservative candidates and building a support base for a future attack against these vermin. She will do well.

I believe she'll do both, and do them well.

42 posted on 07/03/2009 6:53:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Pontiac
I like the idea of the poster but they should have gotten a younger bear. That one is old and toothless.

How's this one then? :)


43 posted on 07/03/2009 6:59:03 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Pontiac
Or this one?


44 posted on 07/03/2009 7:04:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tobyhill

She’s too good for politics. Who can blame her for wanting to get out of the snake pit! Most politicians suck so BAD.
It’s only by the hand of God that we make it and the sick corruption can go to hell where it belongs!


45 posted on 07/03/2009 7:07:54 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: centurion316
Sarah would be wise to lend her talents to fund raising for conservative candidates and building a support base for a future attack against these vermin.

I think that is exactly what she is going to do. What better way to develop a ground game than to be drawing big crowds for Pubbies all over the US. Now for the next year until the Congressional primaries she will play even keel but once the nominations are won - BOOM - she will be off and running with each and every Congressional candidate that will have her, creating alliances and hopefully creating a "skirt tail" effect, if you will. Now that would just put her in the driver's seat for 2012.

46 posted on 07/03/2009 7:14:38 PM PDT by torchthemummy (SAP - Skipped All Posts)
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To: Pontiac

He looks pretty fierce to me.


47 posted on 07/03/2009 7:19:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Jeff Head
This one might be a little better.

Bear.

48 posted on 07/03/2009 7:40:30 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: tflabo

for the loss of Palin, the people i blame the most are the rnc and gop. they left her to twist in the wind. they did not come to her aid in the media and they did not help her at all. as far as the rnc and is concerned they may burn in *ell for all i care. I will do all i can to destroy the rnc and help any 3rd party. i know that you will say that a 3rd party will take away votes from the repubs, trying to get change in repub party is like getting Don Corleone to go straight. Why should the repubs change, they are all making a ton of money from being in Washington, yah there going to give up the golden goose just for you and me......


49 posted on 07/03/2009 9:26:18 PM PDT by Beamreach (what is truth, Jesus Christ is truth, and truth shall set you free!!)
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